From MLB.com -
One Division Series begins Thursday — the Yankees and Indians, who will meet at Jacobs Field at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Two games will be played Friday. The Yankees and Indians will play at 5 p.m. ET, and the Angels and Red Sox get the prime-time slot at 8:30 p.m. ET.
On Sunday, the Red Sox and Angels will play in Anaheim at 3 p.m. ET. Game 3 of the Indians and Yankees series will follow at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Monday will feature Game 4 of the Indians-Yankees series (6 p.m. ET) and the Red Sox at Angels (9:30 p.m ET). If only one game is to be played that day, game time shifts to 7:30 p.m. ET.
Wednesday, Oct. 10 is the final scheduled day of Divison Series play. If Game 5 is necessary that day, the Yankees and Indians will play in Cleveland at 5 p.m. ET and the Angels and Red Sox will face off at Fenway at 8:30 p.m. ET. The game time for Yankees-Indians moves to 8:30 p.m ET if only one game is to be played that day.
Thursday at 6:30, Friday at 5 pm, Sunday at 6:30, Monday at 6 pm or 7:30 pm, Wednesday at 5 pm or 8:30 pm.
Game 5 at 5 pm? That’s a bummer if it works out that way. With that exception, the Yankees did O.K. with their slots. Many work from home on Fridays or take half-days, so, that 5 pm on Friday is not terrible. On the whole, better with these slots than with games that start at 8:30 pm ET (and that end around mid-night).